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I don't mind they're being locked but can you see the formulas to verify the answers or do you have to believe that all the formulas are correct?




Bob Garner, S.E.


From: Christopher Banbury [mailto:cbanbury(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 7:42 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Structural Engineering Spreadsheets


We have the entire suite of EI spreadsheets and use them whenever we can. They are locked and cannot be modified so they don’t fit every application but they save a lot of time when they match the design scenario. I have only found one error in the code since I have been using them although I have not used all of them yet. The woodbeam.xls does not report the correct Fb for timbers thicker than 2”. I pointed this out and they sent me a corrected spreadsheet the same day.


They are really just one more tool in the box but not a stand-alone solution in my opinion.


Christopher Banbury, PE



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